O.A. Tennyson, Duct Doctor's new Nigerian franchisee, stands with his new truck emblazoned with a Nigerian flag during a recent training visit to the U.S. 

A Norcross-based provider of air duct cleaning services in commercial buildings and homes has found a franchisee to take its brand into Nigeria.  More

Ghana Trade Minister: Atlanta Is World's 'African American Capital'

by Trevor Williams | March 3, 2015 Atlanta’s status as the “African American capital of the world” gives the city a unique platform to promote trade and investment with the continent, Ghana’s minister of trade and industry told Global Atlanta Tuesday.  More

Ex-Im Backers: Corporate 'Ripple Effects' Benefit Small Firms

by Chris Freiberg | February 23, 2015 Critics urging Congress not to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which is up for a vote in June, often decry what they call the “bank of Boeing” as a conduit for “crony capitalism” since the bulk of its financing (by value) goes to corporate giants.   More

VW to Abandon Brunswick's Port for Jacksonville by May 1

by Phil Bolton | February 12, 2015 The decision of the Volkswagen Group of America Inc. to select the Port of Jacksonville, Fla., as its “Southeastern Port” was prompted by Florida’s importance as the second largest market behind California for its vehicles, according to David Geanacopoulos, the group’s general counsel. More

U.S. Poultry Exporters No Longer Dependent on Russia

by Phil Bolton | February 10, 2015 The days when U.S. poultry exporters considered Russia their primary overseas market are officially over, according to the Stone Mountain-based USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, which announced on Feb. 10 that U.S. poultry exports set a new record last year despite a Russian embargo of most U.S. food and agricultural products.  More

Georgia Trade Continued to Expand in 2014

by Phil Bolton | February 9, 2015 Georgia experienced increases in both exports and imports for the fifth consecutive year, Gov. Nathan Deal’s office announced on Feb. 9. More
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